Rhode Island Medical Marijuana News:

March 19, 2014

RI Legalization: Increasing Support, Election-Year Difficulties

Legislative support for Rhode Island’s proposed law to legalize recreational cannabis is growing, according to the bill’s sponsor. However, election-year realities may delay the bill’s passage to 2015. State Rep. [click to continue...]

February 6, 2014

Email Marketing Under Attack in R.I.

Rhode Island’s attorney general has put the kibosh on email marketing campaigns for the medical marijuana industry there. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin contacted the Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center [click to continue...]

January 15, 2014

Which States Will Legalize Recreational Marijuana in 2014?

This article is the first in a two-part series. Next week, we'll highlight states with the best chances of passing medical marijuana legislation this year. The marijuana industry has enjoyed [click to continue...]

January 10, 2014

Rhode Island Gov: 2014 “Too Soon” for Legalization

Rhode Island looked to be on track to become the next state to legalize recreational marijuana. But the state’s governor, Lincoln Chafee, is pumping the brakes. On Tuesday, Chafee said [click to continue...]

December 9, 2013

Rhode Island OKs 1st MMJ Consultant

Rhode Island’s health department has given initial approval to a consulting firm that will help patients join the state’s medical marijuana program. The decision could make the firm, called B&B [click to continue...]

April 19, 2013

Rhode Island Welcomes First MMJ Center, Becomes 11th State in US With Dispensaries

The first medical marijuana center in Rhode Island opened its doors today, ushering in a new era for the state’s fledgling MMJ industry after lengthy delays raised doubts about its [click to continue...]

March 18, 2013

Weekly Wrapup: Medical Marijuana Moving Forward in MA + Snapshot of Dispensary Startup Costs

Something monumental is happening in Massachusetts: The state is actually moving forward with medical marijuana regulations at a surprisingly rapid pace. Last week, the state’s health department released its near-term [click to continue...]

March 12, 2013

Rhode Island Projections Shed Light on Dispensary Startup Costs, Annual Revenues

Want to get an idea of startup costs, revenue potential and other financial data tied to launching and running a medical marijuana dispensary? Look to Rhode Island. Documents filed recently [click to continue...]

November 19, 2012

Weekly Wrapup: More States to Weigh Legalization + How to Succeed in the Cannabis Business

First Colorado and Washington, then a few states on the East Coast? That could very well be the case when it comes to marijuana legalization. Last week, lawmakers in Rhode [click to continue...]

November 14, 2012

Lawmakers in 4 States to Push for Marijuana Legalization as Cannabis Reform Gains Momentum

Let the domino effect begin. Lawmakers in four states plan to submit bills that would legalize marijuana for adult use and tax cannabis sales, spurred by similar successful measures in [click to continue...]

October 17, 2012

New Jersey, Rhode Island Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Finally Poised to Open?

The day when patients in New Jersey and Rhode Island can start purchasing medical marijuana from a licensed dispensary appears to be drawing near. Both states have made significant progress [click to continue...]

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Feds Raid Pair of Dispensaries in LA

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The Drug Enforcement Administration raided a pair of medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles on [click to continue...]

Seattle Church Sues to Close Rec Shop

Remember the church in Seattle that began staging protests outside the city’s second legal recreational [click to continue...]

San Diego Shuts Down 4 More Dispensaries

San Diego is continuing its quest to close down illegal medical marijuana dispensaries. Four more [click to continue...]

Russian Cannabis Firm Buys Ebola.com for $200K

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This may be the strangest marijuana-related story you read all week. A Russian cannabis company [click to continue...]

WA Sheriff: Rec Marijuana is Working

A Washington State sheriff has a message about marijuana for Oregon voters. “The sky hasn’t [click to continue...]

Uruguay Presidential Candidate Would Scale Back Legal Marijuana

The first country in the world to fully legalize the sale and possession of recreational [click to continue...]

Seattle Warns 330 MMJ Businesses to Get Licenses

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Obtain a state permit or shut down. That’s the gist of a letter Seattle’s Department [click to continue...]

Nevada Will Weigh Rec Marijuana

Nevada lawmakers will tackle the recreational marijuana issue early next year, whether they’re ready to [click to continue...]

CO Awards $250K Grant to THC Breathalyzer Developer

A Colorado company attempting to develop THC breathalyzers is getting some help from the state [click to continue...]

Missouri to Start Taking Hemp Cultivation Applications

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Cannabis growers of a different stripe can begin submitting applications to the Missouri government next [click to continue...]

Backlash Sinks Proposed Edibles Ban in Colorado

Colorado edibles manufacturers can let out a sigh of relief. A proposal on Monday to [click to continue...]

3 Chicago Dispensary Hopefuls Get Local Green Light

Several businesses have taken a big step forward in their quest to open medical marijuana [click to continue...]

San Francisco Delays Decision on New Dispensary

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San Francisco, which was at the forefront of the medical marijuana movement a decade ago, [click to continue...]

Oregon Judge: Towns Can Ban Dispensaries

An Oregon judge has decided that towns and counties have the right to ban or [click to continue...]